Jose Aldo Still Hoping For Future Meeting With Anthony Pettis

Jose Aldo Still Hoping For Future Meeting With Anthony Pettis

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo still has his mind focused on a future collision with Anthony Pettis, the reigning UFC lightweight champion.

However, with Pettis locked in as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter opposite his next opponent, Gilbert Melendez, Aldo must look to his own division for a challenger.

Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes have both been rumored for “Scarface,” who previously bested each of them.

“I think my opponent can be any of them,” said Aldo, during a recent interview with Combate in Brazil. “They have been winning lately. Right now, we are waiting the UFC define this.

“I think I will fight again in August or September.”

Aldo started his 2014 year with a decision win over Ricardo Lamas last month. While the idea of a champion fighting twice in one night will never happen, he is all for it.

“Put the two of them to fight against me and the problem is solved,” Aldo stated. “Let’s dot his and drop them out of the line. Bring the two of them so we can end this can call a third one.”

That third one would be Pettis, as Aldo said “I think not just me but everyone wants this fight. It would sell a lot. I think both want to do this fight.”

4 COMMENTS
  • Dufresne says:

    I’d like to see Cub get the next shot personally. Chad is a great option as well, but Cub really never had a chance to show anything against Aldo. That’s 100% because Aldo blasted him with a beautiful double flying knee to the face in the first few seconds, so it’s not like Cub got cheated by an early stoppage or stupid decision. In my opinion both of these guys are deserving of a shot, they’ve both put on some great performances with some awesome finishes, but Chad had a go at Aldo much more recently.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    Agreed, I’d rather see cub and aldo go at it, though I actually think chad has a better chance of winning

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    Agreed, I’d rather see cub and aldo go at it, though I actually think chad has a better chance of winning

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    Chad was doing good in the first fight and had Aldo not grabbed the fence to prevent the takedown it would have been a different fight altogether. Not saying Mendes would have won but he is a guy with power and wrestling and most importantly endurance. I think Mendes takes it if they fight again.

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